American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A small valve or faucet used to drain or reduce pressure, as from a boiler.
- n. A small valve, spout, or faucet operated by hand, usually used to release pressure or drain fluid.
- n. regulator consisting of a small cock or faucet or valve for letting out air or releasing compression or draining
- Perhaps pet1 + cock1. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Most quads already have a fuel filter in the petcock, though, and adding another one is overkill.”
“Drain gas from my bike's petcock into a 1 gallon ziploc bag. then pour from bag into Phil's tank, and voila! we make it to the next gas stop.”
“The heat touched off the Hi-Thrust which burst in a needle flame from the petcock.”
“Foyle opened the drainage petcock in the combustion chamber of the jet and tortuously filled the chamber with fuel by hand.”
“She set the kettle on the ground, knelt to search for the petcock, and only then turned on the flashlight, remembering as she always did when she saw its jabbing circle of light, how much it had cost and how Clovis was always having to buy batteries for it.”
“One crawled in and settled down, and turned the petcock that inflated the cover.”
“You could even have it keep a reserve charge which must be manually switched in, much like the old motorcycle petcock valves on the fuel line.”
“Theres all new antifreeze, new iridium spark plugs, cleaned K&N air filter, fixed petcock, all new brake fluid front and rear and their bleed very well.”
“If your bike has a carburetors and petcock, close the petcock while the bike is running until it stops.”
“- New fuel lines, fuel filters and petcock (fuel valve) - New ignition switch”
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